Barty Sends Australian Open Warning With Rybakina Demolition

Adelaide, Australia, Jan 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – ninth Jan, 2022 ) :World primary Ashleigh Barty confirmed why she is the Australian Open favorite when she demolished Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina within the remaining of the Adelaide International on Sunday.

Barty took simply 64 minutes to see off the seventh seeded Rybakina 6-3, 6-2 and declare the 14th singles title of her profession.

The 25-year-old Australian has been in very good type this week and has needed to beat a bunch of prime gamers in a stacked prime half of the draw.

She obtained a primary spherical bye, however then confronted Coco Gauff (world quantity 22), Sofia Kenin (12) and Iga Swiatek (9) on her strategy to the decider.

Against the big-serving Rybakina, the world quantity 14, Barty dominated each side of play and took management of the match halfway by the primary set.

Both gamers began effectively, dropping solely two factors every on serve of their first three video games, so it got here as a shock when at 3-3, Barty stumbled barely and located herself at 15-40.

But Rybakina was unable to transform both break level and Barty made her pay.

She held her serve then pounced instantly as Rybakina appeared to lose focus, breaking after which holding to like to take the primary set in 29 minutes.

Barty was in full management by this stage as she went on a run of seven straight video games.

She broke Rybakina’s first two service video games of the second set to take a stranglehold on the match as she raced away to a 4-0 lead.

As towards Swiatek within the semi-finals, Barty’s vary of stroke-making confounded Rybakina, who struggled to deal with the sliced backhand particularly.

She was compelled to go for large winners slightly than attempt to out-rally the Australian, and made 26 unforced errors in consequence.

Barty’s serve has additionally improved and on the few instances she was underneath strain, she was in a position to serve her manner out of hassle.

Both girls will now head to the Sydney Classic, the ultimate warm-up earlier than the Australian Open, the place they’re drawn to satisfy within the quarter-finals.

But earlier than then, Barty will play within the doubles remaining alongside fellow Australian Storm Sanders, the place they’ll tackle Darija Jurak Schreiber and Andreja Klepac.

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